[in the news] Red Hat names new Fedora Project Leader

Kara Schiltz kschiltz at redhat.com
Tue Jun 29 21:50:13 UTC 2010


Red Hat names new Fedora Project Leader
By Sean Michael Kerner

I'm a huge fan of the work and the leadership that current Fedora 
Project Leader Paul Frields has done since 2008. Frields has always been 
one of the most articulate, honest and insightful Linux community 
leaders that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.


The process of how Fedora's leadership is chosen is different than other 
distributions. It's not a totally democratic process like the one that 
Debian has. On the other hand it's not totally autocratic like Ubuntu. 
In a mailing list posting announcing the transition, Frields explained 
the process.
"One of the hallmarks of Fedora leadership is that it's open to change," 
Frields wrote. "The FPL is not a semi-benevolent dictator for life, but 
rather a position to which new people can regularly bring their passion 
for making Fedora better...The FPL job is a salaried position at Red 
Hat, and the Fedora Board members as well as many other stakeholders 
have been informed and involved with the process of selecting a new 
FPL."  *

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